Histories of Alexander the Great

Histories of Alexander the Great

Volume 10

eBook - 2009
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This book presents a translation, with commentary, of a major Roman source on the end of the reign of Alexander the Great. Book 10 of Curtius' Histories covers the reign of terror and mutiny that followed upon Alexander's return from India; and offers the fullest account of the power strugglethat began in Babylon immediately after his death. The Introduction establishes a profile of Curtius Rufus (quite probably a Roman Senator of the first century AD), and his agenda as a historian. John Yardley's translation and the commentary are designed for the reader without Latin. The Commentaryprovides detailed analysis of the historical events of the crucial period 325-3 BC covered by Curtius, and also tries to get behind the surface level of meaning to show how Curtius intended his history to be a text for his time. Curtius' text is also examined as a literary achievement in its ownright.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9780199557639
9780199557622
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 274 pages) : illustrations, map.

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